3 Skincare Tips for Combination Skin
Combination skin refers to skin that typically has an oily or shiny forehead and nose, with drier areas around the eyes. This skin type can be very frustrating, especially for those trying to treat their skin with products for dry skin or oil skin instead of combination skin. To help you keep your skin healthy and balanced, we’ve put together some important tips specifically for your skin type.
Skincare Suggestions for Combination Skin
Just as sensitive skin requires its own regime designed to reduce inflammation and dry patches, combination skin also needs to be treated according to the needs of your skin. Some of the most important tips to keep in mind include the following:
1. Cleanse gently.
Many assume that oily or combination skin requires a lot of cleansing. Although deep cleansing will certainly help to remove impurities, excessive cleansing can end up increasing oil production when your skin is stripped of its natural oils. Using a gentle cleanser made especially for your skin type is the best way to cleanse without disrupting the balance of your skin. This will cleanse both dry patches and oily patches.
2. Exfoliate twice a week.
This skin type is prone to dry, flaky skin as well as a build-up of oil. Exfoliating twice a week using a gentle exfoliator will help remove dead skin cells. Make sure that you choose an exfoliator that is gentle and not harsh on the skin. It also helps to monitor your skin’s reaction. If you find that twice a week results in drier skin or sensitivity, try once a week instead. Always follow up with a good moisturiser and don’t forget to nourish your skin with a mask once a week, too.
3. Use the right products.
One of the challenges of this skin type is that it is often confused with oily skin. Products made for oily skin are made to absorb oil. This will help your oily zones but your dry patches will end up getting even drier. Likewise, if you use products for dry skin hoping to add moisture to dry patches, you will end up with a shinier forehead. Instead, stick to products made for your skin type to keep your skin happy and balanced.
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